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Old 04-07-2009, 09:46 PM   #21
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Could be a bad sender. I suggest watching the gauge and your miles for a while and see what happens.
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it also goes down when i step on the gas sometimes. haha i guess im going to start calculating things again haha.
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my gauge sits on full all day every day it sucks but you have to drop the tank to fix it i just count the miles lol
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What year is your car again? having that in your sig helps us. You could have a bad baffle in the tank too.
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just for added info... when i completely top mine off it wont come off the full mark for at least the first 75 miles... and i have a new sender and level unit... so if its possible its accurate... im also having a 02 circuit problem so im not getting perfect fuel mileage

drive it, watch your miles, and once you get to a 1/4 tank... fill her up completely... if your around 12-14 gallons to fill up your about right on the sender and level unit... if you get to half a tank and it cuts out and dies due to no gas... your a SOL *sorry* and will need to replace, level unit or sensor.
i think lol dont quote me... i dont want to be blamed... just my 2 pennies

once it gets low to like half a tank... go around a couple turns quickly and see if it cuts out... mine did that and i had to replace the sender to fix... replaced the level unit while it was out
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The sending unit often goes bad in these GMs. You have to drop the gas tank to replace it, but I'd much rather get used to a faulty fuel gauge. Make sure your fuel pump works at a factory-intended PSI. If not, drop the tank to replace your pump and change out the sending unit at the same time.
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aw damn im not dropping the tank ill just get used to counting it. i thought it would be like my old car. my car is 95. will put that up in my sig.
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How many gallons is the stock tank?
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How many gallons is the stock tank?
17.9 Gallons.
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well i calculated 22mpg(325miles/15gallons).. and about, 300 of that was highway. is this normal? i could kind of smell something if i brake or park after driving.. its not really gas smell, it smells like something else with a hint of gas. i dont know if that makes sense?
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